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Title: Hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis - a guide to assessment and management
Epworth Authors: Perera, Eshini
Sinclair, Rodney
Keywords: Hyperhidrosis
Drug Therapy
Botulinum Toxin Type A
Anticholinergic Agents
Chair of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare
Issue Date: May-2013
Citation: 2013 May;42(5):266-9.
Abstract: Background Hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis are two common conditions, which are troublesome for patients and carry a significant psychosocial burden. Objective This article details an approach to the assessment and management of hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis, and outlines current treatment options. Discussion Hyperhidrosis can be either generalised or focal. Generalised hyperhidrosis may be primary and idiopathic or secondary to systemic disease. Treatment may require oral anticholinergic agents. Focal hyperhidrosis is usually primary and responds to topical measures. Specialist referral for botulinum toxin A, iontophoresis or sympathectomy should be considered for severe cases. Bromhidrosis usually responds to antiperspirants, fragrance and antibacterial agents.
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ISSN: 0300-8495
Journal Title: Australian Family Physician.
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Dermatology, Queensland Institute of Dermatology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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